He's an American legend, a straight-shooting businessman who brought Chrysler back from the brink and in the process became a media celebrity, newsmaker, and a man many had urged to run for president.
The son of Italian immigrants, Lee Iacocca rose spectacularly through the ranks of Ford Motor Company to become its president, only to be toppled eight years later in a power play that should have shattered him. But Lee Iacocca didn't get mad, he got even. He led a battle for Chrysler's survival that made his name a symbol of integrity, know-how, and guts for millions of Americans.
In his classic hard-hitting style, he tells us how he changed the automobile industry in the 1960s by creating the phenomenal Mustang. He goes behind the scenes for a look at Henry Ford's reign of intimidation and manipulation. He recounts the miraculous rebirth of Chrysler from near bankruptcy to repayment of its $1.2 billion government loan so early that Washington didn't know how to cash the check.
©2007 Lee Iacocca with William Novak; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
I had the cassette version in the 90's. This book has only about 15% of the content. Why don't you tell us this is only a small portion of the original version before we buy it?
I am a plastic surgeon by profession A father by heart A trader by choice A teacher by passion A child by curiosity
this is a very superficial account of the mans life very little insight into what makes him tick, cant really learn much from this
a true detailed biography not the huge gaps like this one
cant say so
don waste the credit
Analytical mind desiring the greatest understanding of that which interests me. Didn't grow up a bookworm, but now it's my favorite hobby.
Really good listen. Not sure why people aren't giving it five stars since its contents are informative; insightful, and concise! It whets your appetite to do his full biography, I mean you've only invested about an hour of your time. Come people, let's be reasonable...
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